Tonight (We Live Forever)

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"Tonight (We Live Forever)"
Union J - Tonight (We Live Forever).jpeg
Single by Union J
from the album You Got It All – The Album
Released15 August 2014
Genre Pop
Union J singles chronology
"Loving You Is Easy"
"Tonight (We Live Forever)"
"You Got It All"

"Tonight (We Live Forever)" is a song by English boy band Union J. It was released through Epic Records on 15 August 2014 as the lead single from their second studio album You Got It All – The Album (2014). It was written by Rick Parkhouse, George Tizzard, Josh Wilkinson and Roy Stride, and produced by Red Triangle and Simon Katz.


The song debuted at number 9 in the United Kingdom, becoming the band's third top 10 hit.


In April 2014, Union J left RCA Records and signed with Epic Records. [1]

The single's promotional artwork was revealed by the band via Twitter on 16 June 2014. [2] Speaking to Capital FM on 19 June 2014, Union J said, "This track sums up what Union J are about in terms of our sound and it also reflects who we are together - a group of friends having the time of our lives. It's a happy song that lifts our mood whenever we hear it." [3] The actual artwork was revealed on 18 July. [4]

Critical reception

4Music called the song a "big new anthem". [5] Paul Leake of gave it three-and-a-half out of five stars and commended the band for "finally [getting] some energy behind them". [6] In a negative review, Amy Davidson of Digital Spy stated that Union J were "playing it safe" and awarded the song two stars. [7]

Music video

A lyric video was filmed in Los Angeles and was uploaded to YouTube on 19 June 2014. [8] It consists entirely of numerous Snapchat clips that last no more than five seconds each. [9]

The official music video was directed by Director X. It was uploaded on 23 July 2014. The video features Union J hosting a party in a flat. [10]

Live performances

Union J performed "Tonight" live for the first time at the Capital Summertime Ball on 21 June 2014. [11] They also performed the track live during the Blinkbox Music UK Live concerts during June and July, performing live at Sunderland, Ipswich and Weston-super-Mare. [12]

Chart performance

The single charted at #9 in the UK Singles Chart on the week of August 30. In its second week on the chart, it fell to #74, before leaving the chart the following week.

Track listings

Digital download

  1. "Tonight (We Live Forever)" – 3:20

CD single

  1. "Tonight (We Live Forever)" – 3:20
  2. "Tonight (We Live Forever)" (Karaoke Version) – 3:20

Digital remixes

  1. "Tonight (We Live Forever)" (Cahill Radio Edit)
  2. "Tonight (We Live Forever)" (Cahill Remix)

Digital download

  1. "Tonight (We Live Forever)" (George & Jaymi Re-Fix)

Digital download

  1. "Tonight (We Live Forever)" (Josh & JJ Re-Fix)


Chart (2014)Peak
Ireland (IRMA) [13] 45
Scotland (OCC) [14] 7
UK Singles (OCC) [15] 9

Release history

Ireland [16] 15 August 2014 Digital download, CD single Epic Records, Syco Music
United Kingdom [17] 17 August 2014

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